Is this unique to African Americans? Do coaches of any race get rehired when they are fired from their first Head Coaching job? I don't think they do. Will Steve Fairchild get another shot? Willingham was successful enough at Stanford, which got him a chance at U of W after getting fired at Notre Dame. Of the 41 that were fired, how many of those were in their first head coaching jobs? How does that compare to white head coaches fired from their first head coaching jobs? Because there is not a long history of African-American head coaches at the college level, is it possible that the statistics are skewed because many of these coaches were fired from their first head coaching jobs? Perhaps all of them? It seems to me that the head coaches I can think of that got a 2nd shot, all had success at a stop or two along the way, before the job they were fired from. In other words, they had 10-15 years of successful head coaching experience under their belt. I can't think of any African Americans off the top of my head that fit that criteria. Willingham was fired twice and the last time, after going 0-11. He probably has seen his last chance after that level of failure. There may be others? Anyone?